BRYAN HUGHES has not ruled out continuing with the 3-4-3 formation he experimented with in Portugal as Wrexham continue their build-up to the new National League campaign.

The Reds' boss tried out the new system for Tuesday's 1-0 defeat against Portimonense SC during the club's pre-season training camp on the Algarve.

Wrexham gave a good account of themselves against the Portuguese top-flight side and Hughes believe it is formation that can "excite" Reds supporters.

"There's loads more to work on," said Hughes. "But I think both aspects - in possession and out of possession - we were very good.

"We will keep working on the systems.

"We played the 3-4-3 against Portimonense and I think it is a system that potentially could be excitable for our fans on our big pitch at The Racecourse.

"That might be something going forward, although I don't want to give anything away to opposition teams!

"But it might be an opportunity for us to play that system, we have certainly got the personnel to play it, so we'll see how we go.

"Depending on our position, we will pick a formation to play against them but our players know what I want structurally within whatever formation we play and that is the most important thing."

Wrexham continue their pre-season programme with a clash against Telford United at the New Bucks Head Stadium tomorrow.

Midfielder Devonte Redmond picked up a thigh injury and might not be risked as Hughes does not want to take unnecessary risks with the new season just three weeks away.

"We are monitoring them on a day to day basis with the loads," said Hughes.

"We are pushing them to the levels where they are working hard, but pushing them to a level where we don't want to fatigue them too much where they are potentially going to get injuries.

"Devonte just felt his thigh just after half-time; we are not going to take any risks, he is an important player for us so we got him off.

"He said he could have carried on but there are no winners at this stage of pre-season.

"We need Devonte ready for the start of the season so hopefully it will settle down but in general, everyone else is feeling fine."